By KOHEI KONDO/ Staff Writer
October 5, 2021 at 16:10 JST
Toyota Motor Corp.’s C+walk T stand up three-wheel scooter (Provided by Toyota Motor Corp.)
Toyota Motor Corp. has started selling a three-wheel electric scooter for buzzing around airports, malls and other spacious areas.
The stand up scooter, called the C+walk T, will help ease the burden on workers, such as security guards, who have to trudge around large facilities to carry out their duties, the company said.
The single-use battery-powered vehicle, which is 121 centimeters tall, travels at a maximum speed of 10 kph and can run for up to about 14 km nonstop, Toyota said.
A recharger included in the package can fully charge the scooter’s detachable lithium-ion battery in about two and a half hours.
Toyota is marketing the scooter at a suggested retail price of 341,000 yen ($3,100) to 354,200 yen, including tax, from this month.
The company envisions people riding the C+walk T on sidewalks, but the scooter has yet to be legally certified for use on public roads.
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